Research Article

A trial speech screening test for school entrants.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282 doi: (Published 07 February 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;282:449
  1. M J Rigby,
  2. I Chesham


    An objective, low-cost means of screening school entrant children for speech disorders was designed, and speech therapists evaluated the doctor's screening results. In a field trial comprising 438 children, an accuracy rate of 92% was reported, with a referral rate by doctors of 14%, and speech therapists subsequently observing or treating 10%. The trial showed also the effects on accuracy rates of setting different pass levels.